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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Businesses by industry

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry had the largest number of total registered businesses in Greater Burnie Economic Region, comprising 21.8% of all total registered businesses, compared to 14.2% in Tasmania.

Registered business by industry shows how many businesses there are the Greater Burnie Economic Region within each industry sector using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Business Register which itself is derived from the GST register held by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Businesses are included if they are registered with the ATO, with an ABN used within the previous two financial years. Businesses are split up between employing and non-employing businesses. Non-employing businesses may include sole traders and registered ABNs which are part of larger enterprises.

The distribution of businesses may reflect the industry structure of the area, or may differ significantly. For instance, the largest industry in an area may consist of one very large business, with a large number of employees, while a sector with a lower value added could have a lot of small and micro businesses.

The number of businesses in the Greater Burnie Economic Region should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Value added datasets to see the relative size of industries, and with Employment locations data to see where business employment occurs within the area.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics – Business register – originally sourced from ATO data

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Registered businesses by industry
Greater Burnie Economic Region - total registered businesses20192018change
IndustryNumber%. % TasmaniaNumber%. % Tasmania2018 to 2019
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75221.814.275321.614.2-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80.20.360.20.3+2
Wholesale Trade852.52.6732.12.6+12
Retail Trade2577.56.62577.46.60
Accommodation and Food Services1594.65.71724.95.7-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2025.96.51955.66.5+7
Information Media and Telecommunications130.40.6120.30.6+1
Financial and Insurance Services1965.76.82065.96.8-10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3359.79.73379.79.7-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2206.49.42336.79.4-13
Administrative and Support Services932.73.2882.53.2+5
Public Administration and Safety130.40.3190.50.3-6
Education and Training200.61.0280.81.0-8
Health Care and Social Assistance1935.66.31995.76.3-6
Arts and Recreation Services320.91.3280.81.3+4
Other Services1925.64.51785.14.5+14
Industry not classified30.
Total business3,446100.0100.03,482100.0100.0-36

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, 2015 to 2019 Note: Non-employing businesses includes sole proprietors where the proprietor does not receive a wage or salary separate to the business income. .id informed decisions

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